Artwork & Soul: The Visible Arts – Connecting Community With Art By way of The A2 Community College District

This week, “Artwork and Soul” is about the visible arts.  Lisa Barry and state and regional arts leader Omari Hurry speak with Jenna Bacolor, executive director of Ann Arbor General public Colleges Neighborhood Division, about the quite a few neighborhood arts opportunities provided by the “Rec and Ed” division in the university district.

Ann Arbor’s Recration & Education, or “Rec & Ed,” application has been serving the neighborhood at significant for numerous a long time.  The program’s executive director, Jenna Bacalor, states its mission is to encourage wellbeing and properly-getting among Ann Arbor people and market the thought of “lifelong understanding.”

Still, like lots of educational systems across the state of Michigan and the state, Purple & Ed had to make some severe changes, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lots of of Rec & Ed’s special lessons, which include its art lessons, went virtual.  For case in point, instructors for the watercolor painting courses starting up publishing “How To” videos on the web and started off conducting their courses on-line by way of Zoom.  As of now, all winter season courses will be digital, but Bacalor hopes to reintroduce in-man or woman, outside art lessons in the spring.

If you would like to enroll in any wintertime art classes, go to  Most lessons will demand an sturdy, on the net connection at residence, but paint kits and other important tools can be mailed to your dwelling.


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